PARIS -- Bastia striker Brandao was banned for six months by the French league on Thursday for head-butting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta after a league match last month.
Provisionally suspended since Aug. 22, Brandao was banned to Feb. 22 after a league disciplinary hearing.
The 34-year-old Brazilian waited in the dressing room corridor for 20 minutes after being substituted, and as the players came off he walked over to Motta and butted him in the face before running away.
Bastia needed Guillaume Gillet's second-half equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to newly-promoted Lens in Ligue 1.
An even first half sprung into life shortly before the interval when Pablo Chavarria found the net but Gillet's cool finish early in the second period ensured the spoils were shared.
Lens have made an impressive start in the top tier and the result leaves them 10th in the table, three points behind league leaders Bordeaux.
Bastia are 14th having taken six points from their first five...
Bastia have reacted angrily to the French Interior Minister's decision to ban Lens fans from travelling to Corsica for Saturday's Ligue 1 fixture.
Bernard Cazeneuve took the step in response to violence at Bastia's home game with Marseille on the opening day of the season, when pitched battles outside the Stade Furiani left a reported 44 police officers injured.
Though no such step was taken for Bastia's home game with Toulouse last month -- as the south-westerners have very small travelling support...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat-trick inspired Paris Saint-Germain as they put their faltering start to the Ligue 1 season behind them with a commanding 5-0 thrashing of St Etienne.
Stephane Ruffier's inexplicable own goal got the Parisians' evening off to a perfect start when the goalkeeper allowed Jeremy Clement's pass back beyond him. Ibrahimovic added a second before the break.
The Sweden captain helped himself to a second shortly after the hour mark and Edinson Cavani added a fourth before the Sweden...